Welcome to Our

Malaria-Mosquito Interaction Research Lab 

Mosquitoes transmitted many diseases including Zika, dengue, and malaria. Malaria alone is responsible for about two hundred million clinical cases worldwide and kills nearly one million a year.

Malaria is caused by Plasmodium parasites and transmitted by Anopheles mosquitoes. Inhibiting pathogen development in mosquitoes will block disease transmission.

My research aims to find target genes that are essential for pathogen transmission in mosquitoes. Moreover, my interest is to develop drugs or vaccines targeting these critical genes to stop disease transmission.

Jun Li
Associate Professor, the Department Of Biology

Our Research

Our research aims to elucidate malaria infection and transmission pathways and discover targets. Vaccines and drugs targeting these critical pathways then will be developed to stop malaria transmission. 
Association Study

Bioinformatics analysis of Anopheles gambiae genome, to find possible target genes.

Pathways

FREP1-mediated Plasmodium invasion pathway in Anopheles mosquitoes.

Fungal Library

Fungal metabolite may inhibit Plasmodium falciparum transmission and infection.

New Drugs

Small molecules from fungal metabolites as new drugs are to block malaria transmission.

Contacts

Phone

(305)348-7618

Email

lij@fiu.edu

Office

OE-214
Department of Biological Sciences

Lab

OE-298, OE-264
AHC3-510D

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